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WATCH unveiling of India’s first indigenously manufactured UAV ‘Drishti 10 Starliner’ drone

India’s maiden indigenously manufactured unmanned aerial automobile (UAV) Drishti 10 Starliner drone was unveiled by the Chief of India’s Naval Workers, Admiral R Hari Kumar, for the Indian Navy at Adani Defence’s drone unveiling ceremony on Wednesday.

Manufactured inside India, the drone launched into its journey from Hyderabad to Porbandar in Gujarat, marking its induction into naval maritime operations.

‘Will improve naval capabilities’

Speaking to reporters, Admiral R Hari Kumar stated: “This is a momentous occasion and a transformative step in India’s quest for self-reliance in ISR technology and maritime supremacy. Adani Group has demonstrated its commitment to unmanned systems having worked systematically over the last many years to develop local capabilities not limited to manufacturing but sustenance through MRO.”

“Drishti 10’s integration into our naval operations will enhance our naval capabilities, strengthening our preparedness for the ever-evolving maritime surveillance and reconnaissance,” he added.

Admiral R Hari Kumar additional stated Indian Navy has been working UAVs for over 20 years. Indigenisation of drones like Drishti 10 will assist it purchase these capabilities domestically.

“Drishti would serve as a force multiplier as an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform,” the Indian Navy Chief stated.

What’s Drishti 10 Starliner Unmanned Aerial Automobile (UAV)?

Drishti 10 Starliner UAV has been constructed by Adani Defence & Aerospace (ADA). The corporate has constructed its first unmanned aerial automobiles manufacturing facility, and the primary non-public sector small arms manufacturing facility.

The delicate, state-of-the-art UAV marks a big step in the direction of strategic autonomy and technological management in high-endurance, combat-proven, and indigenised superior aerial programs.

Drishti 10 Starliner UAV has a sophisticated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform with an endurance capability of 36 hours, payload capability of 450 kg, and is evident to fly in each segregated and unsegregated airspace.

It holds STANAG 4671 certification making the drone distinct of being the only real all-weather army platform. The UAV is predicated on the Elbits Hermes 900 MALE (Medium Altitude Lengthy Vary) platform.

Drishti 10 has excessive autonomy and mission effectiveness and is provided with a number of onerous factors and a 250 kg modular inner set up bay.

Drishti 10 is a technologically superior and adaptable UAV because it has multi-payload capabilities and chronic wide-area surveillance options.

Adani Defence is at the moment establishing the India’s first complete plane MRO or upkeep, restore and overhaul facility to make sure security and airworthiness as per to worldwide requirements.

With inputs from companies

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